Gemstone Spheres made from Agate,
Jasper, Marble and other Gemstones

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$85.00

SP700b  Here is a very interesting Pyrite sphere. It measures 2 7/8" in diameter and has a nice finish.  This sphere has lots of texture and a extremely sparkly appearance in the natural cavities. There are some really neat mini Quartz Crystals in a couple of the cavities and can be seen in last photo. This would make a great gift!

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Pyrite, or Iron Pyrite, is an Iron sulfide with isometric Crystals that usually appear as cubes.  It is brittle and can break or powder easily.  Its metallic luster and brass yellow hue have earned it the nickname of "fool's gold" due to many miners mistaken it for the real thing.  Ironically, small quantities of actual gold are sometimes found in Pyrite.  It is the most common of the sulfide minerals and is usually found with other sulfides or oxides in Quartz veins, sedimentary or metamorphic rocks. 

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Pyrite Sphere

$48.00

SP701c   Here's a new item, a lovely Garnierite sphere from Madagascar.  This one of a kind sphere has lots of "shimmer", a fascinating design, pretty contrasting color and pattern.  It measures 3 3/8" in diameter and has a good polish. A very nice sphere to add to your collection.

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Garnierite is a general name for a green nickel ore found in pockets and veins within weathered and serpentinized ultramafic rocks. It is a variation of Moonstone. Garnierite is named after Jules Garnier a French Geologist who discovered it in 1867 in New Caledonia.

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Garnierite Sphere

$26.00

SP702c  Here is an interesting find!!  This is a very nice, very pretty Mangano Calcite sphere from Peru. It measures 2 1/8" in diameter.  This sphere has soft Pink, hints of  White pastel colors in a nice design. Tale notice of the last 2 photos that demonstrate how this fabulous sphere fluoresces under a  LW and SW/UV light.  Great gift for the sphere collector!

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Calcite is a Carbonate mineral that is most widely distributed on the Earth's surface.  It is a common constituent of sedimentary rocks with Limestone in particular.  A Calcite formation can take on many different shapes and sizes which is dependent on the location, ground water occurrence and temperature.  Calcite is usually white or colorless but can be gray, red, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown or black.  The deeper the color is usually indicative of the definitive impurities from the earth or water.

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Mangano Calcite Sphere

$50.00

SP703c  This is a very unique larger sphere made from Mahogany Obsidian.  It measures 3 1/4" in diameter and has a nice polish.  The sphere has deep red to almost brown color and is darker than in the picture with a neat black spotted design. A truly wonderful find.

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Obsidian is a type of naturally-occurring glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock.  It is produced when felsic lava erupted from a volcano, cools rapidly through the glass transition temperature and freezes without sufficient time for Crystal growth.  Because of the lack of Crystal structure, Obsidian blade edges can reach almost molecular thinness, leading to its ancient use of projectile points (arrow heads), and its modern use as surgical scalpel blades.

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Mahogany Obsidian Sphere

$70.00

SP704c  Here is a gorgeous Rose Quartz sphere measuring 3 7/8" in diameter and has a nice polish.  This sphere has beautiful inclusions, "rainbow" reflections and a fabulous design. Very pretty!

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Quartz is the second most common mineral in the Earth's continental crust.  It is mainly composed of Silica or Silica based minerals.  Although Quartz is known by a variety of names, the most important distinction between types of Quartz is that of macro-crystalline, individual crystals visible to the unaided eye, and micro-crystalline, where aggregates of crystals are only visible under high magnification.  There are many forms of Quartz including Chalcedony, Amethyst, Citrine, and Carnelian which are results of mineral impurities or heat treatments.

Rose Quartz sphere

Rose Quartz Sphere

$120.00

SP705c  This is an exceptional Agate sphere from Uruguay. This sphere measures 2 5/8" and has a good polish. It has an interesting combination of gold, white and grey colors in a mesmerizing design as well as great banding and gorgeous open crystal cavity. An interesting sphere that would complete any collection.

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Agates mostly occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or waters containing silica in solution possibly derived from the decomposition of silicates in the lava.  The siliceous matter is deposited in regular layers resulting in the banded or striped formation.

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 Agate Sphere

$80.00

SP706c  Here's a cool sphere, a gorgeous Jasper sphere from Madagascar. It has a great polish, measures 3 1/4" and has a fabulous design. It has great colors with lots of accents.  A one-of-a-kind item and a unique addition to any collection!

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Jasper, or spotted stone, is an opaque, impure variety of Quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color.  Some Jaspers simultaneously exhibit several variants such as banding, flow patterns, dendrites or color variations.  This results in what appears to be scenes or images in a cut section of the Jasper.

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Madagascar Jasper Sphere

$18.00

SP707b   Here is something different for the sphere collector!  This is a very nice, totally Black Obsidian sphere with a smooth, highly polished mirror like finish.  This sphere measures approximately 2" in diameter and has a character all it's own.

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Obsidian is a type of naturally-occurring glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock.  It is produced when felsic lava erupted from a volcano, cools rapidly through the glass transition temperature and freezes without sufficient time for Crystal growth.  Because of the lack of Crystal structure, Obsidian blade edges can reach almost molecular thinness, leading to its ancient use of projectile points (arrow heads), and its modern use as surgical scalpel blades.

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Obsidian Sphere

$55.00

SP708c   Here's a very pretty Poly Chrome Jasper sphere. This excellent sphere has a good polish, great color in a wonderful design and measures nearly 3 3/8". Grab this beauty quick!

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Jasper, or spotted stone, is an opaque, impure variety of Quartz that is usually red, yellow or brown in color.  Some Jaspers simultaneously exhibit several variants such as banding, flow patterns, dendrites or color variations.  This results in what appears to be scenes or images in a cut section of the Jasper.

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Poly Chrome Jasper Sphere

$20.00

SP709b   Here is something different for the sphere collector!  This is a very nice Gold Sheen Obsidian sphere with a smooth, highly polished mirror like finish. It shows off a very cool "sheen" as it's rotated in light. This sphere measures approximately 2" in diameter and has a character all it's own.

This is a similar to like item as they are all very close to appearance and size.

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Obsidian is a type of naturally-occurring glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock.  It is produced when felsic lava erupted from a volcano, cools rapidly through the glass transition temperature and freezes without sufficient time for Crystal growth.  Because of the lack of Crystal structure, Obsidian blade edges can reach almost molecular thinness, leading to its ancient use of projectile points (arrow heads), and its modern use as surgical scalpel blades.

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Gold Sheen Obsidian Sphere

$65.00

SP710b  Here is a nice Blue Calcite sphere.  This sphere measures 4 3/8" and has a good polish.  It has a  Blue and White color that is just beautiful. There is also subtle "rainbow" reflections when rotated in light. This material is from Madagascar.

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Calcite is a Carbonate mineral that is most widely distributed on the Earth's surface.  It is a common constituent of sedimentary rocks with Limestone in particular.  A Calcite formation can take on many different shapes and sizes which is dependent on the location, ground water occurrence and temperature.  Calcite is usually white or colorless but can be gray, red, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown or black.  The deeper the color is usually indicative of the definitive impurities from the earth or water.

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Blue Calcite Sphere

$30.00

SP711c  Here's something we haven't seen in a while, a  very nice Cherry Tanzurine sphere. This sphere has a good polish, great sparkly Cherry color, subtle "rainbow" reflections and measures 2 1/4".  A really nice sphere.

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Tanzurine is a variety of Aventurine is a form of Quartz that is characterized by its translucent and mineral inclusions that give it a shimmering or glistening effect called "aventurescence". Tanzurine is more translucent with a higher quartz influence which gives it an interesting pattern when cut.

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Cherry Tanzurine Sphere

$22.00

SP712b  Here's a new item,  this is a very pretty Amethyst sphere. This sphere measures approximately 1 5/8".  It has a nice polish which purple color, neat inclusions and even a "rainbow" reflection. Very pretty!

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Amethyst is a purple variety of Quartz often used as an ornament. It occurs in color from a light, slightly pinkish violet to a deep grape purple. Upon exposure to heat, Amethyst generally becomes yellow, which some refer to as Citrine or "burnt" Amethyst. It is widely distributed as a mineral, but fine, clear specimens that are suitable for cutting as ornamental stones.

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Amethyst Sphere

$60.00

SP714c  Here's a unique find, a lovely Agate sphere from Madagascar. This sphere has a great polish and measures 2 5/8" in diameter. This beautiful sphere has very unusual but gorgeous banding with great contrasting bold and pastel colors.  It would make an excellent addition to any sphere collection.

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Agates mostly occur as nodules in volcanic rocks or waters containing Silica in solution which is possibly derived from the decomposition of Silicates in the lava.  The Siliceous matter is deposited in regular layers resulting in the banded or striped formation.  It is very unlikely that you would ever find an exact duplicate of any type of Agate, Fairburn or other.

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Madagascar Agate Sphere

$50.00

SP715c  Here's a cool new item, a lovely Dumortierite Quartz sphere. This sphere has a good polish and measures 3" in diameter. It has great colors in a neat design.  A good addition to any collection.

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Dumortierite is a fibrous variably colored aluminum boro-silicate mineral. Dumortierite crystallizes typically forming fibrous aggregates of slender prismatic crystals. The crystals vary in color from brown, blue and green to the more more rare violet and pink. Dumortierite Quartz is blue colored Quartz containing abundant Dumortierite inclusions. Dumortierite was first describes in 1881 in the Rhone Alps of France and was named for the French Paleontologist Eugene Dumortier. Dumortierite is sometimes mistaken for Sodalite and has been used as an imitation for Lapis Lazuli. Dumortierite can be found in Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Madagascar, Namibia, Nevada, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sri Lanka.

Quartz is the second most common mineral in the Earth's continental crust.  It is mainly composed of Silica or Silica based minerals.  Although Quartz is known by a variety of names, the most important distinction between types of Quartz is that of macro-crystalline, individual crystals visible to the unaided eye, and micro-crystalline, where aggregates of crystals are only visible under high magnification.  There are many forms of Quartz including Chalcedony, Amethyst, Citrine, and Carnelian which are results of mineral impurities or heat treatments.

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Dumortierite Quartz Sphere

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